Giving back these holiday’s

It’s getting to that time of year again where in Iowa the tree’s are bare, the sun is down by 6, and you are ready to fill yourself with food. As people all over the world are making arrangements to go home for the holidays, it’s no secret that COVID-19 is still among us. Make sure you travel safely this year, to protect yourself and loved ones. The CDC has offered advice pertaining to traveling for holiday’s this year with COVID-19.

Be thankful

We all love thanksgiving as most of us are fortunate enough to have a big spread on the table. It’s been a tradition that has been around and celebrated for more than 2 centuries. I am not here to persuade you or tell you how to celebrate your holidays, whether it’s religious beliefs or not, but I encourage you to spread love and kindness. There is always someone out there who is less fortunate than you are and is wishing they had, what you do have. This thanksgiving we should all give a little more love and kindness, as it’s a privilege to be alive and well through the times we live in.

How to get involved

Giving back to your community is a great way of giving. Whether it’s food at a food drive, manual labor for a garden or a food pantry, or even if it’s just supporting your local businesses during times like these! If you’re reading this post than consider yourself fortunate. I challenge you to leave this reading today, and go help someone. Donate your clothes, donate those toys your family no longer has use for, do something to give back! I find myself super fortunate to be here being able to do what I do. For those of you that don’t already know, I attend Drake you University and I have the privilege to further my education as well as receive a chance to further my athletic abilities as well. While I spend my time studying and playing soccer, I still try to get involved on and off campus as much as possible. I am involved with the Student Athlete Committee on campus as well help Heartland Meals, as I prepare baggies of food to be sent to other countries. When I get the chance to go home, I give back to my community by giving soccer lessons and passing on my knowledge to those of the next generation.

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